Retrospective: This day in 2002 – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan meets Russian President Putin at the Kremlin

Fourteen years ago to this day on April 30, 2002, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, was on his second official visit to Russia and met President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation at the Kremlin.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan meets Russian President Putin at the Kremlin 2002-04-30

The two leaders discussed the potential for expanding activities of the Aga Khan Development Network within the Russian Federation and reviewed together the context in which the Network has established and grown its development initiatives in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

They discussed the prospects for peaceful development in Afghanistan and further steps to consolidate the efforts of the international community in assisting the social and economic revival of the country.

Mr Putin and His Highness the Aga Khan also discussed various regional issues including the handling of conflicts.

During the Aga Khan’s brief visit to Moscow, he also held discussions with Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and other senior government officials.

The Aga Khan Development Network has been working with agencies of the government of the Russian Federation since it began its humanitarian assistance programme in Central Asia in 1992.

The Aga Khan’s last official visit to Russia was in 1995.

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  1. The AKDN has connected with many countries around the world and I pray it will be connected to all the countries and cities around the world for the benefit of all.


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